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‘We’re showing the next generation there’s a place to exist’: the documentary celebrating Black British fashion | Fashion

‘We’re showing the next generation there’s a place to exist’: the documentary celebrating Black British fashion | Fashion

As the female face of the early 00s garage collective So Solid Crew, Lisa Maffia felt a need to transition her style from tomboyish tracksuits to a more feminine look. She recruited the help of 90s designer Walé Adeyemi to produce the black leather dress she wore in the 2001 music video for the group’s most enduring hit, 21 Seconds. It was a recreation of a Christian Dior dress designed by John Galliano that she had spotted but couldn’t afford. Maffia, whose story is just one of the pop culture moments retold in Garms, a new documentary about Black British fashion, quickly became an icon and inspiration for a generation of Black British women and girls. In the film, host Ayishat Akanbi gives viewers an education in legacy Black fashion designers and stylists who have dressed Black Britons for generations, in tandem with the histories of migration, resistance and raving. From the pioneering Trinidadian textile designer Althea McNish to Nigerian Amechi Ihenacho, owner of The Original Pattern, a vintage fashion emporium in London, the documentary …

‘If Instagram didn’t exist, it wouldn’t have happened’: a mother’s search for her trafficked daughter | Meta

‘If Instagram didn’t exist, it wouldn’t have happened’: a mother’s search for her trafficked daughter | Meta

Robyn Cory’s daughter Kristen was 15 when she was allowed to open her own Instagram account. “We thought we’d been responsible and done everything we could to make it safe,” says Cory. Months later, Kristen disappeared from the family home after being groomed on Instagram’s direct message service by a criminal gang, who then sold her for sex on the streets of Houston. Her daughter never recovered from her ordeal, Cory says. Kristen returned home but has since gone missing after being trafficked again. Her mother does not know if she is still alive. Cory blames the gang who trafficked her daughter for destroying her life. She also blames Instagram, which she believes played a critical role in her daughter’s sex trafficking. “If Instagram didn’t exist, this wouldn’t have happened to my daughter,” she says. “Instagram is why it was so easy [for these people] to do this.” This week, Mark Zuckerberg, who has amassed a fortune estimated at $139bn (£109bn) as the founder of Meta – which owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp – was …

Beauty Trends Women 50 And Older Are Glad Don’t Exist Anymore

Beauty Trends Women 50 And Older Are Glad Don’t Exist Anymore

They say trends are cyclical, but when it comes to beauty and makeup fads, some really need to be put to bed. Supersized Flock of Seagulls-esque hair and skinny eyebrows? They can go, though Gen Z seems dead set on reviving the latter, for reasons we don’t fully understand. And we definitely need to say goodbye to tanning beds, given what we know about skin cancer. In the spirit of letting go of legitimately bad trends, we asked ladies over 50 to share the style and beauty trends they’re glad no longer exist (or at least seem to be on the way out.) See what they had to say below. 1. Using orange juice cans as hair rollers “In the days before blow dryers and round brushes, we made our own beauty products! We would slather our hair with Dippity-Do and roll it on repurposed frozen orange juice cans. Have you ever slept on metal rollers? There are two possible positions: face down, or with your head hanging over the side of the bed. I …

Paloma Diamond Fans Can’t Wait For Her To Win An Oscar. But The Thing Is, She Doesn’t Exist

Paloma Diamond Fans Can’t Wait For Her To Win An Oscar. But The Thing Is, She Doesn’t Exist

If you’re on TikTok at all, you might recognise the name Paloma Diamond. The character is the creation of New Zealand TikToker Julian Sewell, who has been posing as Diamond ever since October last year. In a TikTok that currently has over 19 million views, Sewell aped the Academy Awards with a flawless parody called “Every Best Actress Award Intro”. In it, an announcer introduces five fictional actresses and their (impeccably named) non-existent films, including Paloma Diamond. The hilarious TikTok went viral, spawning countless write-ups around the world, and has caused Sewell’s following to surge across various platforms. In an interviewer with Sunday Magazine via The Post, Sewell commented that he didn’t mean to create a new cinematic universe, but is happy with the response he’s gotten so far. “I [get] an influx of really kind and supportive messages from people I’ve never met before, saying ‘oh my god you make my day,’ or ‘I was having an awful day until I saw your video and it made me laugh’ – and that’s all that …

Pikmin’s plant-animal mashups don’t exist — but sun-powered animals do

Pikmin’s plant-animal mashups don’t exist — but sun-powered animals do

algae: Single-celled organisms, once considered plants (they aren’t). As aquatic organisms, they grow in water. Like green plants, they depend on sunlight to make their food.  alien: A non-native organism.   amino acids: Simple molecules that occur naturally in plant and animal tissues and that are the basic building blocks of proteins.  appendage: A finger, leg, ear, antenna or other feature that sticks out from some creature and has some apparent specific function.  biologist: A scientist involved in the study of living things.  calcium: A chemical element and alkali metal common in minerals of the Earth’s crust and in sea salt. It is also found in bone mineral and teeth, and can play a role in the movement of certain substances into and out of cells.  calcium carbonate: The main chemical compound in limestone, a rock made from the tiny shells of ancient marine organisms. Its formula is CaCO3 (meaning it contains one calcium atom, one carbon atom and three oxygen atoms). It’s also the active ingredient in some antacid medicines (ones used to neutralize stomach …

A tax evasion law not publicly enforced may as well not exist | Dan Neidle

A tax evasion law not publicly enforced may as well not exist | Dan Neidle

I spent most of 2017 making sure some of the largest banks and corporations in the world would never facilitate tax evasion, even accidentally. These businesses spent a fortune drilling down to every level of their business, finding and closing down any way in which a rogue employee, junior or senior, could help a client or business counter-party evade tax, anywhere in the world. What created such an outbreak of public-spiritedness? The Criminal Finances Act 2017 – an unsung triumph of the Cameron and May governments. The act created a new corporate criminal offence for any company if any of its employees facilitated tax evasion. It didn’t matter whether the directors were involved in the tax evasion, or even knew about it – the company would automatically be guilty. It could be UK tax that was evaded, or tax anywhere in the world. And foreign businesses, too, fell within its scope if they had even the slightest UK presence. Nobody could ignore it. If a corporation was successfully prosecuted for tax evasion, that would amount …

‘No food, no water’: aid officials think pockets of famine exist in Gaza | Israel-Gaza war

‘No food, no water’: aid officials think pockets of famine exist in Gaza | Israel-Gaza war

Aid officials in Gaza believe that pockets of famine already exist in the territory, with parents sacrificing remaining food for their children, an apple costing $8 (£6.30) and fuel for cooking almost impossible to find. UN agencies have said that Gaza urgently needs more humanitarian assistance as Palestinian authorities reported that the death toll in the territory during the Israeli offensive there had risen to more than 24,000. The World Food Programme, Unicef and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement that new entry routes needed to be opened to Gaza, more trucks needed to be allowed in each day, and aid workers and those seeking aid needed to be allowed to move around safely. The UN agencies did not directly blame Israel but said aid delivery was hindered by the opening of too few border crossings from Israel, a slow vetting process for trucks and goods going into Gaza, and continuing fighting. Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, launched after the militant group’s 7 October attack on southern Israel which killed 1,200, …

Astronomers Puzzled by Cosmic Megastructure So Large It Shouldn’t Exist

Astronomers Puzzled by Cosmic Megastructure So Large It Shouldn’t Exist

“From current cosmological theories we didn’t think structures on this scale were possible.” One Ring Lurking some nine billion light years away from Earth is what appears to be a so-called cosmic megastructure in the shape of an enormous ring. It’s so large that its existence should be impossible, according to new research reported on by The Guardian, challenging a fundamental assumption of our understanding of the Universe. Known as the “Big Ring,” the structure spans an astonishing 1.3 billion light years in diameter — a significant portion of the observable Universe’s estimated size of 94 billion light years. By contrast, the largest known galaxy is a “mere” 16 million light years across. If it were visible in the night sky to the naked eye, the Big Ring would be equal in diameter to fifteen full moons. Succinctly put: it’s unfathomably huge. The unpublished findings, presented at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Thursday, add to a growing list of inexplicably large structures that remain confounding — if not controversial — to …

Does ‘January brain’ actually exist?

Does ‘January brain’ actually exist?

Live your life healthier and happier with our free Living Well newsletter, packed with wellness advice, practical tips and nutritious recipes Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Zoning out at your computer screen as you try to tackle the mountain of emails that have piled up since the Christmas break. Frantically searching in the depths of your mind for the right word but never quite finding it. Maybe even putting things in the fridge that definitely don’t belong there. Welcome to the January doldrums, when precisely no one, not even the type of rise-and-grind hustlers who voluntarily listen to the Diary of a CEO podcast, seems to be on their A game. When we get back to work after that strange, glorious post-Christmas hinterland period, many of us struggle to adjust. Our brains might feel foggy, our motivation lacking, and we’re likely to seriously struggle to match our usual productivity.  Lethargy: do the seasons really impact our brain? (iStock) Let’s call that befuddled sensation “January brain”: a general sense of …

The Most Painful Double Standards That Exist Between Rich And Poor People

The Most Painful Double Standards That Exist Between Rich And Poor People

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